reviews

“Loud Women” Is a Feminist Rallying Cry for the Marginalized

“Loud Women!” screams “fuck you!” to the toxic, draining, soul-sucking people and institutions that only serve to drag us into darkness. Read more »

“A Surprised Queenhood in the New Black Sun” Reveals the Warmth of Gwendolyn Brooks

Angela Jackson’s new biography of Gwendolyn Brooks is a lovingly written genealogy of Black activism and art. Read more »

“Black Girl” Unmasks the Phantoms of Colonialism

Black Girl resonates deeply with our own contemporary moment, mirroring U.S. treatment of groups marked as “alien” or “illegal.” Read more »

“Heartthrobs” Makes Female Desire Only For White Women

Heartthrobs: A History of Women and Desire lacks both the intersectional and theoretical rigor crucial to any historical project. Read more »

“Feminist Fight Club” Is a Manual on How to Destroy Office Patriarchy

Feminist Fight Club works through male stereotypes one encounters in the office and offers tips on how to counteract their boorish behavior. Read more »

“Spill” Maps a Future In Which Black Women Inherit the Universe

Spill invites the reader to join the apocalyptic project of freedom, of refusing the world as we know it and demanding a new one. Read more »

“Ink in Water” Illustrates a Powerful Journey of Eating Disorder Recovery

Lacy J. Davis’s story is engaging because she describes the painful juxtaposition of being a self-identified queer, punk feminist who was also actively trying to shrink herself. Read more »

“Whiteout Conditions” Lacks Insight and Relevance

In the dark timeline that we’re currently surviving day to day, any music that doesn’t even briefly allude to current events can feel out of touch. Read more »

There Is No “Good Place” For People With Disabilities

If a simple, seemingly painless limp doesn’t exist in heaven, do people with disabilities? Read more »

“Her Body and Other Parties” Is A Collection Full of Bold Queer Women

Her Body And Other Parties is about pleasure, intimacy, and the people who crave it, have it, and witness it.  Read more »

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